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Opera Mini Web Browser For iPad Launching At MWC

by on February 11th, 2011

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month, Opera Software has reported that the company will be releasing a dedicated version of its Opera Mini browser for the iPad.

Users of the Opera for iOS are no strangers to the web browser, as it has been out since April 2010. The difference here is that Opera Software is planning on launching an iPad-specific version. The company also revealed that there will be new versions of the web browser for the iPhone too.

“Our developers have been hard at work building the mobile browser of the future — for both consumers and mobile operators,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

“We want our browser to impact lives in a meaningful way. It’s one reason we use mostly renewable resources to power Opera Mini’s servers. It’s why we make it light, so you don’t have to recharge your battery every few hours. It’s why Opera Mini and Opera Mobile can help operators reduce the bandwidth that clogs their networks. A browser may never change the world, but we’ll never stop trying to.”

When Opera Software first launched their web browser for iOS in 2010, many thought that the app was sure to be rejected. Since Opera Mini is a web browser, it competes directly with Apple’s mobile Safari.

According to the App Store submission guidelines, any apps that directly mimic Apple’s own iOS software would be rejected. These doubts of rejection were shattered after the app was approved and flew through one million downloads within 24 hours.

Mobile World Congress runs from February 14, 2011 until February 17, 2011.

[MacWorld UK]

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  • Anonymous

    great, another web browser

  • Ron

    We need a good competitor for Safari that doesn’t use the Safari engine. So far, I haven’t seen one, and Opera for the iPhone has a lot of UI problems.

    Hopefully, they fix the issues.